Overpayment and loan deductions will cease from the following benefits: • Universal Credit • Attendance Allowance • Carer’s Allowance • Disability Living Allowance • Employment Support Allowance • Industrial Injuries Benefit • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit • Income Support • Jobseeker's Allowance • Maternity Allowance • Pension Credit • Personal Independence Payment • State Pension • Widow’s Parents Allowance • Widow's Pension Allowance. Recovery of all Social Fund and Discretionary Support loans will be suspended…. the Department has already written to employers asking them to stop deductions from salaries and all recoveries by Direct Debit will also be suspended for three months.
From July 2020 the Department for Communities will restart the recovery of overpayments and over a period of months will reinstate repayment arrangements that were previously agreed.
Wed 13 May 2020